The Imo State Police Command on Friday captured and charged 16 students of the Federal University of Tecnhnology, Owerri and Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, individually for an asserted involvement in cukt-related exercises in the state.
In an announcement by Andrew Enwerem, the Police Public Relations Officer, he expressed that the presumed cultists were captured in a shrub in Ihiagw community, Owerri West Local Government Area of the state,
Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, claimed that the suspects were individuals from a cult group known as Neo dark movement of Africa confraternity.
In a renewed onslaught against the menace of cultism in Imo State, operatives of the state police command on April 14,2017, arrested over 16 suspected cultists in a bush in Ihiagwa in the Owerri West LGA. They are members of the Neo black movement of Africa confraternity. Suspects have been charged to court, accordingly.
Enwerem claimed that three live cartridges and expended SMG ammunition were recovered from the undergraduates. Enwerem listed the names of the suspects as, Oluwoke Herto (24), leader Of the Neo black movement Of Africa Onyegbule Chukwunenye (24), Chibueze Okpara (17), Uzoma Kingsley (25), Chisom Nwosu (23), Oscar Ojinaka (25), Ebuka Ejekeme, Uchenna Ehum, Christian Ejekeme, Lucky Anyanwu, Uche Okoro, Chinecherem Okeke, Michael Igbokwe, Chima Agugua, Victor Egbu and Nelson. The Police spokesperson stated that the new commissioner of police in the state, Chris Ezike, was committed to reducing cultism and criminal activities.
Source: Daily Times